Friday, October 8, 2010

Marriage License

So, I called the Denver Temple a couple months ago to see where Grant and I had to get our license from: Was it the place where we got married or the place where we'll be living? I had heard both, so I called the temple to check. I talked to nice old lady who's brain apparently is slowing down, because she said that we could get a UTAH wedding license. That didn't sound quite right but she double checked and said yep, it's good.
Well, yesterday, I had the impression to call the temple again just to make sure. Ya...Utah license definitely WON'T WORK! I found out that not only does it have to be from Colorado, but it also expires after 30 days which means I can't get it next weekend when I go home...AH! They have an absentee application but at least one of us has to be present in person to receive it.
What were we going to do?! Fly home randomly to get a license? Miss the Friday before thanksgiving when we're already missing Monday and Tuesday?! I had no idea what to do, but then mom had the idea to just drive to Grand Junction to get it. So, that's what we'll do.
I'm just frustrated that I couldn't have planned for this before-hand, but what can you do? I should have checked with the state of colorado, but live and learn I guess.
Wouldn't that have been awful to show up the day of our wedding with the wrong license and we couldn't get married?! THAT WOULD BE HORRIBLE! I'm glad we figured this out now and not the morning of our wedding :)

I'm so ashamed...

I'm so ashamed! And I'm sure all my brothers would be ashamed too, but...preparing for marriage means many times we have to compromise. Well, Grant and I had a deal that if he bought an all-sports pass and wore a BYU T-shirt to the games, that I would get a USC shirt and wear it around campus...and that's what I'm doing today. I have to hold up my end of the deal. I was planning on looking cute today...I'm having a good hair day, my makeup turned out pretty good, I had a cute long sleeve black shirt on...and what do I have to put over it? A freaking Trojans shirt! I don't think Grant understands the type of sacrifice I'm making here! This could mean my family dis-owning me! I've already gotten dirty looks from wearing this dang T-shirt. Whatever, it's all in the name of love and compromise, right?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Answered Prayer

GRANT AND I FOUND AN APARTMENT! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It is at 194 N 400 E and it's a cute little building with 6 apartments in it. It is a European style apartment with tons of storage space. You walk in and it has 4 long windows in the living room, then there's a front closet, and a bathroom off to the left, and then past that is the kitchen then the bedroom--it's seriously so great! It's going to be a lot of fun to decorate! Now, the real perks. It's 450 a month and the most the previous tenants have paid for utilities is 20 bucks a month! The only utilities we pay is electric. Did I mention it comes with a stove and fridge? Also, WE'RE IN STEPHEN AND EMILY'S WARD! This will be so fun! The real miracle is that the girl who was showing it was going to have an open house from 5-8 pm tonight...Grant and I got there at 4:55 PM, we saw it, we liked it, we made her an offer, she accepted, and about 2 minutes later some more people knocked and she said "sorry, it's already been sold." She told us there were about 40 people stopping by to look at it tonight, and we were the first ones there! This is the end of a long couple months of apartment searching, and Grant and I both love this apartment. We'll be sure to put up pictures after we get married and move in :) :) :)
Moral of the story: Keep praying, have faith, do your part, and Heavenly Father will help you find an apartment that you love that is within your budget.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I want my mommy!

I've been hearing and reading all about how pampered Meg has been this past week (granted she did just have a baby...) but, planning a wedding,working, giving's all the same, right? ;) You know what though, life is good. I'm going home in 3 weeks to get my dress fitted, have a marvelous bridal shower with loved ones, and spend time with mama-bear. Then in 4 weeks, I will go through the temple, and in 8 weeks I'm going to wed the love of my life! Life is good, it's busy, it's crazy, sometimes it makes me want to smile and other times it makes me want to cry...right now I just want my mommy! I miss laughing with her, talking to her, being a dork with her, and I won't dinner every night is draining (however Grant cooks 1/2 the time so I can't really complain in that department haha). Needless to say mom, I'm looking forward to seeing you in 3 weeks. Might I add I haven't seen my sister April since August, so that'll be exciting to see her! I haven't seen Meg in heaven knows how long (has it really been since January?!) so if her and Eric could come up for me taking out my endowments that would be great! I'm happy to have Carliss and Emily close, and I still have my wonderful soul sisters Jules, Nik, Cebs, Emily, and Linds. As good as all these women are, a mother can do things no one else can. Mom, I miss your face and I'm excited to see you!
Your favorite daughter (biologically that is :) )

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wedding Plans!

AHHHHHH!!! MY WEDDING IS IN 75 DAYS AND COUNTING! Oh my dear freaking goodness, there is much to be done! I still need to take engagements, order and send out invites, and order bridesmaid dresses--hijole! I'm starting to get so excited and it's starting to feel REAL! Mom and I looked at invitations today and she put together a draft of what the invite looks like...I'm so excited! It'll be so classy :) I know my mom is going above and beyond her call of duty as the mother of the bride and she's just freaking superwoman. I'll keep you posted on the engagements, invites, and 47 more days till I take my out endowments :) :) :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Oh school...

Oh my heck! I never knew my life would be so dang busy! First of all, school started on Monday, which was fine, but holy cow my schedule is busy. I am only in 14 credits, but I'm also working as a TA 15 hours a week, which isn't bad, but it is definitely time-consuming. I kind of feel like more of a role of a teacher than a TA. The professor teaches and answers questions and only has 1 office hour a day. I answer homework questions, grade homework, grade daily quizzes, grade weekly reading assignments, and deal with all the complaints, frustrations, worries, and sometimes pain and sorrow that comes with learning calculus. Yes, I feel like I'm being well-prepared to become a teacher. I was also going to do some undergraduate research with a professor, but that would bump my work schedule up to 20 hours a week...and considering I'm taking a couple courses for my major this semester, I decided 15 was my max amount of working per week this semester. My classes are all very interesting (even English 316 if you can believe that haha) and I'm shooting for at least a 3.5 this semester. As for Grant and I, well, he's just as busy as me. He works about 8-10 hours a week at hogi yogi and is taking 16 credits this fall...2 of those classes being accounting and calculus (he's definitely a smart boy!) With all that in mind, we don't really get to just hang out with each other and have fun. This whole week we've been at the library or gym together, which has been nice, but we don't really get to just hae fun...which is why I'm excited for tonight! After he gets off work we're going to cook dinner, make some pop corn, watch a movie, and play some card games, and tomorrow we get to go to the football game! Unfortunately we have to hold off on engagement pictures since our photographer had an unexpected surgery (Anna, I hope you feel better!) Engagements will come in a couple weeks! Life seems to always be busy, and once you think you can take a break it gets busier. Grant and I have been called to be Sunday School teachers, so that will be fun since we both love teaching :) I'll keep you updated on wedding plans as well!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Last week of freedom!

Alright, due to my sister, April, saying "I'll believe you'll update more when I see it..." well...I couldn't let her down. If you know me well you know that if someone challenges me I will willingly accept and fulfill that challenge :) So, this past week has been wonderful and crazy all at the same's a break down!
Monday: I finished getting moved in with the help of my excellent mother! She was such a champ! We bought the temple topper for mine and Grant's wedding cake, and went grocery shopping, and ran all over kingdom come! I loved hanging out with my mom and I am definitely looking forward to October 21st when she flies over here :)
Tuesday: Mama left (sad day!) and I had training for New Student Orientation since I was a leader this year. Afterwards I went to the gym with Lindsay Despain (love ya girly!) ate dinner, and got all prettied up because the love of MY LIFE was coming back that night from St. George. I drove up with Grant and Carly to Logan to drop Carly off, and then I drove back while Grant slept (poor kid...a week a lake powell and then a few days with his family and getting no sleep will really suck it outta ya!)
Wednesday: Grant and I did everything together! I actually got a really sweet text from him that morning that said "Hey come over to my apartment--I'm cooking you breakfast." What a stud! We went to the bookstore, got our books, went to the gym, did some other stuff...but the most important thing we did that day was go to the temple. Lately my mom has been doing a lot of geneology work for my recently deceased grandmother's line. One of the names was my grandmother's step grandmother--Alma (her last name is German...starts with a B. Anyways, it was amazing being there in the temple. Grant baptized me and confirmed me, so it was a very neat experience and I felt very close to the spirit.
Thursday: This was the first day of New Student Orientation! It was a lot of fun to run around with the freshman and show them what being a Cougar is all about :) I taught them the fight song, went to a few exhibits, and then that night hung out with Grant.
Friday: I didn't end up going to NSO...I wasn't feeling good the whole day and my partner was fine without me--it all worked out.
Saturday: Today was a good day! We finally got our air-conditioning fixed (it's been a freaking sauna in our apartment!), I went to the gym, ran a few errands, opened up a new bank account, and....drum roll please...LINDSAY TAUGHT ME HOW TO DRIVE A STICK! WOOT WOOT! She's an excellent teacher. My friend Nate tried to teach me last summer and he was not a very patient teacher...Lindsay was great! I got it down pretty quick thanks to her mad skills :)
Well, school starts Monday and I'm actually excited! It'll be nice to be back in the Math lab and library so much and get back to a set schedule :)